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Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Russian authorities said Sunday they had charged two men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and said one of them was a former senior policeman from the mainly Muslim region of Chechnya who had confessed to involvement in what they described as a contract killing. The two were ...

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Mar 28, 2015

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” ...

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

Mar 28, 2015

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

A California jury on Friday cleared the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination claims that had been brought against it by a former female partner in a trial that transfixed Silicon Valley. After further deliberation, the jury also cleared ...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Mar 28, 2015

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s mother said she was “surprised and very shocked” after Italy’s top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter’s murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was “odd” given the pair had been ...

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge

Mar 28, 2015

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge

A Colorado woman accused of cutting the unborn baby from an expectant mother’s belly will not face murder charges in the gruesome attack that revived the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being. Prosecutors did not explain ...

Mar 27, 2015

U.S. drug agents had sex parties funded by drug cartels: watchdog

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents had alleged “sex parties” with prostitutes over several years, said a report published on Thursday and stemming from a review of allegations of misconduct by several DEA agents in Colombia. The alleged parties were funded by local drug cartels, ...

Mar 27, 2015

Illinois National Guardsman, cousin accused of trying to aid Islamic State

An Illinois National Guard specialist and his cousin were arrested on federal charges that they conspired to aid Islamic State terrorists. Guardsman Hasan Edmonds, 22, was picked up Wednesday at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. Jonas Edmonds, 29, was apprehended at his Aurora, Illinois, home, ...

Official: U.S. military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

Mar 26, 2015

Official: U.S. military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years will be court-martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior ...

Mar 25, 2015

Court doubles penalty on government over Isahaya floodgate closure

The Saga District Court has doubled the penalty imposed on the central government until it opens the floodgates in the controversial dike in Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki Prefecture. With the ruling Tuesday, the government is now required to pay a penalty of ¥20,000 a ...